|Sky Patrol - Paul Malvern|
"Tailspin Tommy" Tompkins and "Skeeter" Milligan are training young U. S. Army fliers for the newly-formed 'Sky Patrol,'a branch of the Army Reserves which operates along the borders and coast-lines, on the lookout for smugglers.
Keywords: Action; Adventure; Aviation
Downloads: 19,390 (1 review)
The story of a great engineering feat - the building, at Heathrow, of one of the largest airports in the world.April 1944 Great Western Aerodrome started its transformation from a privately owned small grass airfield to Heathrow. One of the worlds busiest airports. Londons main civil airport replacing Croydon Airport. The airport opened fully for civilian use on 31 May 1946. London Heathrow International Airport's one terminal was in fact an army surplus tent situated a short walk from the aircr...
Keywords: Heathrow; ariport; London
Downloads: 19,649 (2 reviews)
|Phantom Express - Irving C. Franklin|
You can find more information regarding this film on its IMDb page
Downloads: 8,657 (1 review)
|Automobile for Cross-Country Travel Devised, 1936/11/09|
"European engineers try out an automobile with startling new suspension features which enable the machine to disregard the smooth pavement of the highways and cut across ditches, hills and even cliffs in a cross-country dash."
Downloads: 2,861 (2 reviews)
|The King Murder 1932 - Chesterfield Motion Pictures Corporation|
Based on the actual murder of gold-digging showgirl Dorothy 'Dot' King in 1923.
Keywords: Natalie Moorhead; Marceline Day; Lee Phelps; Robert Frazer; Conway Tearle
Downloads: 2,724 (2 reviews)
|Rifle 5.56mm, XM16E1, Operation and Cycle of Functioning TF9-3663|
US Army Training Film on the XM16E1 rifle, the first mass-fielded version of the M16 rifle. This is the version with chrome-plated bolt carrier, no trap door in the buttstock, no forward assist, non-chrome-lined chamber, and three-prong flash supressor. Somewhat notorious for reliability issues in the jungles of Vietnam, it was upgraded into the much more reliable M16A1 in 1967. Most of the basic information in this video is just as true today for the M16A2/A4 and M4 carbine.
Downloads: 30,472 (2 reviews)
|The Memphis Belle: A Story of a Flying Fortress - First Motion Picture Unit of the U.S. Army Air Corps|
This film is a war documentary produced by one of the "Hollywood Colonels," William Wyler, who joined the Air Force Film unit and recorded the sights and sounds of the last mission of a B-17 bomber known as the Memphis Belle, named after the girlfriend of the pilot. A narrator told the story of the 10 crewmen as examples of simple average American boys doing a tough job. The men and plane were filmed during the bombing raid on the submarine plens in Wilhelmshafen, Germany, "just one mission of j...
Keywords: WWII; war; documentary; b17
Downloads: 57,386 (3 reviews)
|Mr. Wise Guy - Sam Katzman|
The number eight in the East SIde Kids series. The kids are sent to reform school after being falsely accused of stealing a truck.
Keywords: Bowery Boys; East Side Kids; Comedy
Downloads: 20,302 (2 reviews)
|Baby Huey: Quack-A-Doodle-Doo - Famous Studios|
The first Baby Huey cartoon - see also: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Baby_Huey From The Public Domain Movie Database: Baby Huey is disliked by all the other ducklings because of his large size and super strength. His strength has caused problems in the past, but ends up saving the day when a fox comes around looking for something to eat.
Keywords: Famous Studios; Noveltoon; Baby Huey
Downloads: 59,271 (2 reviews)
|The 280 mm Gun at the Nevada Proving Ground - AFSWP|
The testing of the Mark 9 atomic artillery shell was the Grable event, part of a much larger series of nuclear detonations under the umbrella of Operation UPSHOT-KNOTHOLE in 1953. This operation conducted at the Nevada Test Site consisted of 11 atmospheric tests. There were three airdrops, seven tower tests, and one airburst. Conducted between March 17 and June 4, 1953, this operation involved the testing of new theories...
Keywords: 280 mm gun; 280 mm; Mark 65 cannon; Atomic Annie; atomic shell; Mark 9 atomic shell; Upshot-Knothole; 1953; atomic; nuclear; Cold War; atomic testing; nuclear testing; military; national defense; Department of Defense; Department of Energy; radiation; radioactivity; fallout; radioactive
Downloads: 70,936 (3 reviews)
|USAF Southeast Asia Monographs|
USAF Southeast Asia Monographs This series documents important aspects of the war in Southeast Asia. Originally published by the Airpower Research Institute at Maxwell AFB, the seven short studies were written by airmen who fought in Vietnam. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Vol. I: The Tale of Two Bridges and the Battle for the Skies over North Vietnam (out of print) Maj...
Downloads: 3,979 (2 reviews)
|Charley's March of Time|
Charley questions the need for the National Insurance Acts of 1948. Welfare State. National Insurance payments. Social insurance.
Keywords: Welfare State; Social insurance
Downloads: 5,629 (4 reviews)
|Grief Street - Chesterfield Motion Pictures Corporation|
A woman-chasing Broadway star is found strangled in his dressing room, with all the doors and windows locked from the inside. Whodunit?
Keywords: Barbara Kent; John Holland; Dorothy Christy; Walter Brennan
Downloads: 3,139 (2 reviews)
Behind the jet engine of today lies a story of British pioneering. The development of the jet propulsion gas-turbine. jet engine. Air Commodore Sir Frank Whittle. Power Jet W.1.
Keywords: jet propulsion; Frank Whittle
Downloads: 7,570 (4 reviews)
|The Sphinx - Sid Rogell|
You can find more information regarding this film on its IMDb page.
Keywords: Lionel Atwill; Mystery; Murder
Downloads: 4,576 (3 reviews)
|Birth of the B-29 - U.S. Army Air Forces|
Design, production and testing of World War II bomber.
Keywords: World War II: Aviation; Aviation: Military
Downloads: 24,027 (4 reviews)
|Report from the Aleutians - John Huston|
"Report from the Aleutians," directed by John Huston, follows the daily life of American soldiers serving in the Aleutian Islands, which extend in sequence off the shores of Alaska. Despite being cold, barren, and generally disagreeable, the Aleutians held military bases of immense strategic value in the Pacific theater of World War II. The film describes the geographic importance of the islands, and provides a portrait of daily wartime operations, such as attack planning and bombing raids, that...
Downloads: 21,845 (3 reviews)
|About Fallout (1963) - U.S. Department of Defense, Office of Civil Defense|
Optimistic vision of fallout and civil defense countermeasures.
Keywords: Atomic-nuclear: Civil defense
Downloads: 29,879 (8 reviews)
|Red Haired Alibi - Sigmund Neufeld|
A young hotel sales-girl becomes the paid companion of a man in New York. Little does she know that he is a notorious gangster and she will become involved in all manner of mystery and intrigue. Directed by Christy Cabanne Written by Edward T Lowe Jr Based on the novel by Wilson Collison Produced by Sigmund Neufeld for Tower Productions Photographed by Harry Forbes Edited by Irving Birnbaum Recorded by Corson Jowett CAST Merna Kennedy - Lynn Monith Theodore von Eltz - Trent Travers Grant Withers...
Keywords: gangster; feature; tower pictures; sigmun neufeld; christy cabanne; shirley temple; grant withers
Downloads: 5,164 (4 reviews)
|'Tales of Tomorrow' Miraculous serum (1952)|
Episode 'The miraculous serum' of series "Tales of tomorrow", originally aired June 20, 1952 (Season 1, Episode 38). Featuring: Richard Derr, Louis Hector, Peggy Allison and Lola Albright. Directed by: Don Medford. Original commercials by "Kreisler".
Keywords: Classic TV; Live TV; 1950's; Fifties; Kinescope; ABC; Tales of Tomorrow
Downloads: 5,099 (9 reviews)
|The Green Promise - Monte Collins, Glenn McCarthy, Robert Paige|
Walter Brennan plays the part of a father raising four children, but has his own ideas about how to run a farm.
Keywords: Drama; Natalie Wood
Downloads: 13,527 (7 reviews)
|The Armalite AR-10|
This is a promotional film for the Armalite AR-10. This is the rifle that led to the M-16 currently used by US forces. It features field-stripping, the belt-fed version, and Eugene Stoner running onto a beach firing from the hip.
Downloads: 27,657 (9 reviews)
|Maniac - Dwain Esper|
Notorious film from early exploitation king Dwain Esper, who brought us such classic early titles as "Sex Madness," "Narcotic," "Reefer Madness," "How To Undress In Front Of Your Husband," and "Marihuana." Film's IMDb page: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0025465/
Keywords: Dwain Esper; exploitation; mental illness; abnormal psychology
Downloads: 28,514 (7 reviews)
|Big Bounce, The - Fairbanks (Jerry) Productions|
The story of the Echo communications satellite project, and how scientists learned to bounce a radio signal off a big balloon. Written by Robert Engel and Leo S. Rosencrans. Narrator: Larry Thor. Producer and Photographer: Jerry Fairbanks. Editor: Richard Fritch, ASC. Production Manager: John McKennon. Assistant Director: Robert Scrivner. Musical Direction: Edward Paul. Original Score: Gene Kauer. Sound: Lawrence Aicholtz...
Keywords: Communication: Telephone; Space: Satellites; Communication: Satellite
Downloads: 18,718 (11 reviews)
|Alice in Wonderland - Cecil Hepworth|
The first movie version of Lewis Caroll's novel "Alice in Wonderland", directed by Cecil Hepworth. The copy is bad, but - in some degree - watchable. Listed as Public Domain by Wikipedia.
Keywords: Alice in Wonderland; silents
Downloads: 68,761 (11 reviews)
|Perversion for Profit (Part I) - Unknown|
Anti-pornography film produced by financier Charles Keating, linking pornography to the Communist conspiracy and the decline of Western civilization.
Keywords: Culture wars; Sexualities; Pornography
Downloads: 310,630 (82 reviews)
|Duck and Cover - Archer Productions, Inc.|
Selected for the 2004 National Film Registry of "culturally, historically and aesthetically significant" motion pictures. Famous Civil Defense film for children in which Bert the Turtle shows what to do in case of atomic attack.
Keywords: Atomic-nuclear: Civil defense; Animation
Downloads: 593,602 (73 reviews)